1913 – Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (now Tohoku University) became the 1st university in Japan to admit female students on the 16th August 1913.
1913 – Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary on the 16th August 1913.
1930 – The 1st color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, was made by Ub Iwerks on the 16th August 1930.
1940 – Bruce Beresford the Australian film director was born on the 16th August 1940.
1948 – Barry Hay the Indian-Dutch singer from Golden Earring was born on the 16th August 1948.
1954 – The 1st issue of Sports Illustrated was published on the 16th August 1954.
1957 – Tim Farriss the Australian bass player from INXS was born on the 16th August 1957.
1958 – Madonna the American singer-songwriter was born on the 16th August 1958.
1962 – Steve Carell the American actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, writer, and director was born on the 16th August 1962.
1974 – The Ramones played their 1st show on the 16th August 1974, in a local New York club named CBGB.
1977 – Elvis Presley the American singer, guitarist, and actor died on the 16th August 1977 aged 42 (born 8th January 1935).
1980 – Vanessa Carlton the American singer and pianist was born on the 16th August 1980.
1989 – A solar flare from the Sun created a geomagnetic storm on the 16th August 1989, which affected micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto’s stock market.
2008 – The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago was topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m) on the 16th August 2008, becoming the world’s highest residence above ground-level, at the time.
2010 – China overtook Japan as World’s Second-Biggest Economy on the 16th August 2010.
Today in History for August 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…